Victorian Football Association
DOD: September 10, 1916
Died from gun shot wounds.
Buried: Esturaries Communal Cemetery France
Career: 1891 1893
Private A. E. Salton A.I.F. 3934
Left: Alexander Salton acting as a goal umpire in the Soldiers v Carlton match September 25 1915.
Played well in defence in 1893.
(The Carlton Story, H.Buggy and H.Bell p72)
Little is known of Alexander Salton's time at Carlton in 1891 or even 1893.
The Second Twenty/Reserves details of this era are few and far between. However, Rhett Bartlett in his Rhettrospective story on Richmond Reserves players who died in World Wars, ( http://www.footyalmanac.com.au/finding-the-fallen-a-search-for-the-men-the-club-forgot/ ) says that Salton played for Carlton in 1891 and later became a VFL umpire when he retired from football.
He enlisted at the age of 44 and is the only VFL umpire to have died in military service.
Richmond 1886-1889, 1892
Went to Fitzroy F. C. played two seasons (1889-90).